A female police officer in WA has suffered horrific injuries to her neck after she was allegedly bitten by a teenage girl following her arrest.
The Constable suffered the injury as the arrested 18-year-old woman was in transit to Mandurah Police Station on Friday evening after an altercation at Smart Street Mall.
Graphic images show a prominent bite mark on the officer’s neck, including an indentation and a wound allegedly from the suspect’s teeth.
The officer is currently awaiting the results of a mandatory blood test.
“This assault is absolutely disgusting, deplorable and completely out of line,” WA Police Union President George Tilbury said.
“Police officers give their all for the community and do not deserve to be assaulted while they are doing their job.
“The full force of the law must come down on this offender, as the community and our Members will accept nothing less.”
Police had initially arrested and charged the woman with disorderly conduct and obstructing police.
She was allegedly trying to fight people in the street near the shopping centre, the Mandurah Mail reported.
She was later charged with assaulting an officer and appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on June 16.
The teenager was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at the Mandurah Magistrates Court on July 10.